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Vini da Gigio

#189 of 1,216 Restaurants in Venice
#219 of 1,305 Places to Eat in Venice
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Neighborhood:
Cannaregio
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Cannaregio 3628A, Fondamenta San Felice, Venice, Italy
041 528 5140
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 207
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  • 189
    Very good
  • 58
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Hotel recommended

Our first night in Venice after a long flight from the States and we were hungry and tired. We didn't want to travel far to eat so the hotel recommended this neighborhood restaurant, literally 5 minutes away. We got there a few minutes before 7 and were able to make a reservation for 7. We sat... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
beachbum7983
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massachusetts
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Our first night in Venice after a long flight from the States and we were hungry and tired. We didn't want to travel far to eat so the hotel recommended this neighborhood restaurant, literally 5 minutes away. We got there a few minutes before 7 and were able to make a reservation for 7. We sat in the back room... More 

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Concord, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

A little bit effort in finding the place but so worth it. Small, cozy. Eat the spaghetti con le seppie.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We came in at about 7:15 and they said they were all booked, but if we could clear out by 9, they had a table for us. Unlike Venetians, who apparently eat for hours, we said we could be out by then. The food was delicious, particularly the Venice seafood angle. Apparently, the restaurant is mentioned on a few guidebooks... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

This place was recommended by the owner of our rental apartment as it was very close by. Really good recommendation as it was a quaint little restaurant on a small canal and the food was very good. Some of the other reviews have commented on service, but we thought it was good. Actually was a lathe change for a wedding... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We wanted to get away from the crowds and high prices at St. Marks and try something a little more out of the way and authentic. Basically this was a Rick Steve's suggestion and it turned out very nice. Located near the Ca'D'Oro vaporetto stop the place is somewhat small but located on another side canal with a little bit... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This was a huge disappointment. The food was sub standard. Scallops Venetian style were overcooked and rubbery. The osso bucca was bland with a generic tomato sauce. The food was twice the price and half the quality of any other meal we had in Venice. The service was surly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Classic Venitian restaurant. A little hard to find but well worth the effort. Excellent dishes for those seeking GF options.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We ate here two nights in a row, having like it the first night and also, candidly, having previously found food in Venice to be comparatively overpriced and generally not at the same level as for instance, in Emilia-Romagna. Owner Paolo is kind, the staff is hard-working and helpful (the restaurant was packed both times we went), food is varied... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Had a really nice dinner here. The staff was friendly and helpful. The food was excellent and they had a great wine list. Highly recommend.

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Staten Island, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This was our first dinner in Venice and the first of our trip to Italy. Overall, it was a good choice, but agree that is was pricey compared to similar establishments. I started with the creamed cod appetizer. My opinion that it was a bit dry and thick was proved correct when I tried it a few days later at... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Cannaregio 3628A, Fondamenta San Felice, Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Cannaregio
  • Neighborhood: Cannaregio
  • Phone Number: 041 528 5140

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Staying in Cannaregio

Neighborhood Profile
Cannaregio
Cannaregio is the second largest sestiere (district) with its busy Santa Lucia train station. Many transplanted Venetians commute from the outlying areas, “terra firma” to the locals, which is shorthand for any place that is not Venice. Two Grand Canal bridges serve Cannaregio, the newest (Constitution, 2008) still a local hotbed of controversy. Ponte degli Scalzi is a busy link to the train station. Nearby shops on the Lista di Spagna offer specialties like pastries and coffee that lure Venetians with a down-to-earth attitude. The Ghetto, where the Jewish population was segregated in Cannaregio, has five historic synagogues with an active Jewish community. The Fondamente Nove bustles with foot traffic to the Rialto and San Marco while vaporettos (water taxis) head to Murano and other islands. Side streets lead into quiet picturesque neighborhoods and palaces like Ca' d'Oro rise directly out of the water.